T-Mobile rolling out Android 1.5 cupcake update to G1 owners

Summary:A couple of days ago I mentioned that the Android 1.5 update was available for Android Developer Phone models of the G1. According to Brighthand T-Mobile USA and UK have started to roll this update out to T-Mobile G1 owners over the air. Some people are reporting that the update arrived last night, but I haven't seen mine updated yet and the last time there was an update I didn't get it for a week or so and I was one of the first to buy the G1.

A couple of days ago I mentioned that the Android 1.5 update was available for Android Developer Phone models of the G1. According to Brighthand T-Mobile USA and UK have started to roll this update out to T-Mobile G1 owners over the air. Some people are reporting that the update arrived last night, but I haven't seen mine updated yet and the last time there was an update I didn't get it for a week or so and I was one of the first to buy the G1.

Some of the updates in version 1.5 include an on-screen keyboard, new Home screen widget support, support for video playback and video capture, upload of videos directly to YouTube, A2DP Bluetooth stereo support, and more. As I mentioned, I rooted my G1 and updated already and find the improvements are nice to have. I understand that rooting or modifying your G1 may prevent the OTA update from appearing so I spent some time getting my G1 back into factory order and may not mess around with it anymore. I plan to install the official T-Mobile update though since a few pieces are missing in the HTC developer update, including Amazon MP3, all the IM clients, and more.

Topics: Android, Amazon, HTC, Mobile OS, Security, Smartphones, Telcos

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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